Andy Bevens winds up for a pitch. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

The Keizer Knights cruised past the Idaho state champs 8-0 in their opening game of pool play in the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament Tuesday, Aug. 2. The winning teams lands a berth in the Babe Ruth World Series later this month. The championship game will be played Saturday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m.

Alex Alvarado walks back to the dish after conferring with Bevens. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)